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Pool Float Musical Chairs Happiest Playdate

It’s been an unusually cold winter, even for us southerners. However, luckily the sun is getting hotter, the air is getting warmer and so is the pool water which means it’s time to take it outside. There are no more endless days inside, it’s time to make lasting memories outdoors.
My kids are like fish all summer long, they want to be in the water from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed. It doesn’t matter if it’s in our pool, at the beach, or playing with a hose, they want to be wet. However, the one problem with living in Florida is that our summers last long and are extremely hot so I like to come up with fun ways for the kids to play in the water beyond just swimming in the pool so that our summer stays entertaining. I am excited to partner with Publix and share with you one of our favorite playdate summer activities! Pool Float Musical Chairs!

Getting Ready for the Outdoor Summer Fun

The kids will be out of school for summer break next week, which will mean lots of neighborhood friends, lots of pool hopping, and tons of time outdoors. So my first job in preparing for summer is to head to Publix and stock up on the summer essentials, I seem to spend more time at Publix during the spring and summer months than any other time of year because they simply have everything I need for outdoor fun. I can grab my husband some charcoal and everything we’d need to fix a BBQ dinner, grab juice boxes for a picnic, and stock up on packaged snacks for all our playdates and outside festivities, and best of all they have all the brands my entire family knows and loves.

Happiest Playdate Giveaway Publix

With summer break, comes lots of playdates. The neighborhood kids seem to travel in packs, which makes my heart very happy, but also calls for our snack cabinet to be well stocked. I hear “I’m hungry’ or “I’m thirsty” nonstop. My go-to’s are always Capri Sun juice pouches, Frito-Lay Variety Packs, and Betty Crocker Gushers. These 3 products keep everyone happy with their favorite sweet or salty treats, including mommy!

Neccesities Happiest Playdate

Pool Float Musical Chairs

Our favorite indoor game that we bring outside with a fun summer twist is pool float musical chairs.

Fun Pool Float Games Happiest Playdate

If you have a pool or live close to a lake or ocean, you likely have a collection of giant pool floats. We’ve lived in Florida for 2 years and between the pool and beautiful beaches, we have collected a small farm of pool animals. So we pull them out of the pool and start the musical fun! On the really hot days, we add a sprinkler to the center and throw down a tarp under the floats, which makes the game even more fun.

Backyard Water Games Happiest Playdate

Giant Pool Float Games Happiest Playdate

However, we’ve played this game at night and on cloudy days without the water and the kids still think it is the coolest game to play.

Get Ready for summer fun Happiest Playdate

It all usually ends with the kids laying on the floats, chilling out with a snack and drink, enjoying the summer afternoon. It makes for a perfect everyday fun celebration.

Happiest Playdate outdoor snacks

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Are you ready for the outdoor fun this summer?
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Happiest Playdate Playdate Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Kraft Heinz Company, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

33 Comments on Plan the Happiest Playdate with Pool Float Musical Chairs

  1. mj
    May 11, 2018 at 4:26 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh! What a fun and creative use of pool toys! I would not mind hanging with your family especially if caprisun is involved <3

  2. Danielle
    May 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm (8 months ago)

    You are such a fun mama! This looks like such a great pool play date!

  3. Heather
    May 12, 2018 at 2:09 am (8 months ago)

    That looks like a lot of good old fashion summer fun. Hopefully, we will have a lot of this kind of fun this summer. We have just two weeks left of school here.

  4. Jenn@Engineermommy
    May 12, 2018 at 2:10 pm (8 months ago)

    Really cool backyard idea. So easy to set up, but still get that extra kick of water fun. And yes, Capri Suns are always around my house as we try to stay cool in the summer months.

  5. Marysa
    May 12, 2018 at 6:58 pm (8 months ago)

    Great giveaway!! Summer weather is finally arriving, and I’m soooo looking forward to spending more time outside and being able to just hang out, go to the pool, and of course have good snacks.

  6. Ali
    May 13, 2018 at 4:42 am (8 months ago)

    Love the pool float fun ideas for the kids during the summer.

  7. Lisa Marie Heath
    May 13, 2018 at 4:53 am (8 months ago)

    I have kids… and I kind of want to do musical chairs with pool floats! That looks like so much fun!

  8. Dana Esker
    May 13, 2018 at 5:24 am (8 months ago)

    I want to try the walking taco bar, it looks so good

  9. HilLesha
    May 13, 2018 at 6:54 am (8 months ago)

    How fun! We had the longest winter, so I’m so looking forward to a summer filled with activities.

  10. Ruth I.
    May 13, 2018 at 10:32 am (8 months ago)

    I would love to try this outdoor activity, looks so fun! The snack and drinks are perfect too!

  11. Rose Ann Sales
    May 13, 2018 at 12:25 pm (8 months ago)

    It looks like a great giveaway and you really have a cool idea to beat the heat this summer will definitely try to have this kind of party in our house.

  12. Xavier Carthen
    May 13, 2018 at 1:53 pm (8 months ago)

    So much fun to have during the summer, my favorite time of the year! And love this giveaway, so much fun to enter! Good Luck to me!

  13. Lynndee
    May 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm (8 months ago)

    How fun! Those giant pool floats are just adorable. Can’t wait for summer to arrive and have fun in the sun.

  14. Nicole Zerbini
    May 13, 2018 at 6:43 pm (8 months ago)

    Yum! I would love to try the Walking Taco Bar recipe!

  15. Cherri Megasko
    May 13, 2018 at 9:48 pm (8 months ago)

    What a fun game! We are traveling and are in WY right now, so we haven’t experienced pool weather yet this year. I can’t wait!

  16. Kate | Life of a Ginger
    May 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm (8 months ago)

    OMGeee! The Walking Taco Bar sounds amazing! And Pool Float Musical Chairs? Brilliant!! I can’t wait to play this summer!

  17. Gemille Sleweon
    May 15, 2018 at 2:18 am (8 months ago)

    This looks like so much fun! Great summer activity

  18. Niki Johnson
    May 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm (8 months ago)

    Looking forward to summer, ball games, and enjoying new recipes and some Capri Sun. Always wanting to try new recipes.

  19. Troy Johnson
    May 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm (8 months ago)

    I can’t wait to try the Memphis-Style BBQ Dogs! Sounds so good and perfect for a BBQ!

  20. Heather S
    May 16, 2018 at 2:11 am (8 months ago)

    The Walking Taco bar sounds good

  21. Mita
    May 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm (8 months ago)

    I like trying new recipes, the walking taco bar looks good.

  22. bn100
    May 18, 2018 at 12:01 am (8 months ago)

    Potato Dog Skins

  23. Karin Soderberg
    May 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm (8 months ago)

    The Ranch Spinach Pasta Salad sounds delicious! I’ll try that one!

  24. Ruthie
    May 20, 2018 at 11:41 am (8 months ago)

    Looks like a lot of fun! My grands love CapriSun

  25. Julie L.
    May 27, 2018 at 2:45 am (8 months ago)

    Grilled Skirt Steak with Mojo Mustard Butter sounds delicious

  26. Tracy
    May 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm (8 months ago)

    The potato dog skins look great!

  27. Jodi jessop
    June 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm (7 months ago)

    Summertime fun!!

  28. Tammy Shelton
    June 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm (7 months ago)

    We want to try Memphis-Style BBQ Dogs. Looks Yummy!

  29. Allen Gibson
    June 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm (7 months ago)

    The Yoplait® Yogurt Parfait Popsicle already sounds good but the pictures are what really sold it. Mouth watering.

  30. mandi
    June 9, 2018 at 8:59 pm (7 months ago)

    The walking Taco Bar is a perfect easy meal anyone can love and the cups are great for mess free while being poolside.

  31. robert
    June 10, 2018 at 1:28 am (7 months ago)

    The grilled skirt steak sounds amazing!

  32. robert
    June 10, 2018 at 1:30 am (7 months ago)

    Love to try the grilled skirt steak~

  33. Lauren Hamilton
    June 10, 2018 at 3:39 am (7 months ago)

    Im looking forward to going to the beach.

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